Apple’s ‘Find my Mac’ helps police arrest two murder suspects

“The first big break in the case came in the form of a single keystroke,” Elisha Anderson and L.L. Brasier report for The Detroit Free Press. “It had been more than two months since a popular University of Michigan medical student was shot to death, and police seemingly had few leads.”

“But on Oct. 3 — 45 miles from where student Paul DeWolf was killed in his Ann Arbor fraternity — a man in Detroit attempted to log onto a computer he’d just purchased through Craigslist. The man didn’t know it, but the Mac laptop had been stolen from DeWolf’s next-door neighbor around the time he was killed,” Anderson and Brasier report. “That computer had an app that would lead police directly to it, and to the two suspects now charged in DeWolf’s killing.”

“In a court hearing earlier this month, Ann Arbor Police Detective Katie Nucci detailed for 15th District Judge Joseph Burke how investigators used the laptop to build their case against Shaquille Jones, 21, and Joei Jordan, 20,” Anderson and Brasier report. “On Oct. 3, Apple was alerted that the stolen Apple Air [sic] [recte MacBook Air] computer was turned on, and its contents were erased. Police traced the computer to a home on Glynn Court in Detroit, and a man there said he got the computer from an Ypsilanti man through Craigslist.”

 Murder victim Paul DeWolf (left), murder suspects Joei Jordan (middle) and Shaquille Jones (right)

Murder victim Paul DeWolf (left), murder suspects Joei Jordan (middle) and Shaquille Jones (right)

 
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  1. The police theory is that those gentlemen were stealing and killing and doing so with their cell phone’s pinging away the entire time they were allegedly committing those crimes. I am just amazed how how seemingly harmless looking people can do heinous things and do it all with apparently zero planning.

  2. Well, you must admit that if two moron-looking white guys killed a black guy medical student, Al Sharpton would be making a world of noise through a megaphone at whatever venue provided him the best photo-op.

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